Saturday Scoreboard: The Leader delivers the results

RUGBY LEAGUE

MOMENTUM KILLER: Cowboys centre Jack Rumsby nails Bears centre Tristrim Morris.

MOMENTUM KILLER: Cowboys centre Jack Rumsby nails Bears centre Tristrim Morris.

Group 4

North Tamworth hooker Ryan Ingram says the four-time reigning premiers are unfazed by their narrow failure to secure another minor premiership, saying it is the grand final that counts.

He spoke after Norths thumped the Cowboys 72-12 at Dungowan on Saturday in the final round before the finals, but still came up short in the minor premiership race after Kootingal-Moonbi beat the Blues 64-12 in Narrabri on the same afternoon.

At Narrabri, the Roosters beat the Blues 64-12. While at Boogabri, the Kangaroos just failed to post their first win of the season – losing 36-34 to Werris Creek.

“We were unlucky,” said Boggabri coach Shane Rampling.

He thought the Magpies had dropped the ball over the line when they scored to lead Boggabri 36-30 and then the Kangaroos scored again right on the bell with the kick to come.

“Both linesman’s flags went up and then down and the ref ruled it missed,” he said.

“We lost 36-34. It was disappointing. [It] would have been a riot out here if we were playing for a semi-final spot. But it was typical of our season. We’ve lost four close games. If we win those we are in the running for a semi final spot.”

Ladies League Tag: NORTH TAMWORTH 34 (Kimberley Resch 4, Leica Le Brocq, Kate Ferguson tries, Amy Barraclough 3, Resch 2gls) d DUNGOWAN 6 (Brianna Trickett try, Sarah Stackman gl).

Under 18: DUNGOWAN 28 (Trent Taylor 2, Keith Jacobs 2, Cooper Harris tries, Taylor 4gls) drew with NORTH TAMWORTH 28 (Brayden Reid 2, Hudson Summerfield, Nick Taggart, Kaya Taylor tries, Hudson Shaw 4gls).

AFL

AFL NORTH WEST

The Tamworth Kangaroos have kept their final hopes alive after a 15-point win over the Swans at No.1 Oval.

In Kangaroos forward Dan Overeem’s record 300th game, the Roos won 13.7-85 to 10.10-70 to leapfrog the Swans into fourth place with one round to go.

Overeem, 37, booted a match-best five goals to take his career tally to 1003.

In Inverell, the Nomads edged the competition leaders 13.7-85 to 12.11-83.

RUGBY UNION

Central North

First Grade:

Scone RUFC 17 def by Walcha RUFC 67

Gunnedah RUFC 38 def by Barraba/Gwydir 39

Narrabri RUFC 88 def Quirindi RUFC 12

Inverell RUFC 17 def by Pirates RUFC 34

Moree RUFC Bye - 5 points awarded

2nd Grade:

Scone RUFC 26 def Walcha RUFC 10

Gunnedah RUFC 24 def by Barraba/Gwydir RUFC 36

Inverell RUFC 29 def Pirates RUFC 27

Moree RUFC Bye - 5 points awarded

Under 19's:

Narrabri RUFC 5 def by Farrer Rugby Club 27

Women's 7's

Game 1

Inverell RUFC def Tamworth Pirates RUFC 0

Game 2

Inverell RUFC 22 def Tamworth Pirates RUFC 7

FOOTBALL

Northern Inland Premier League

East Armidale 2 def North Armidale 1

Tamworth FC 5 def Demon Knights 1

North Companions 1 def South Armidale 0